Internet Architecture Board Statement on Internet Confidentiality – “The IAB urges protocol designers to design for confidential operation by default. We strongly encourage developers to include encryption in their implementations, and to make them encrypted by default. We similarly encourage network and service operators to deploy encryption where it isnot yet deployed, and we urge firewall policy administrators to permit encrypted traffic.”
Web standards for the future cute non-techy 2 minute video from W3C about why standards are important. I like it to show my kids and NGMs what I do, which is basically helping to build Skynet through the medium of mailing lists.
HTML5 Accessibility – “information about which new HTML5 user interface features are accessibility supported in browsers”. TL;DR: “Firefox and Chrome are beating the pants off IE!”
Tenon “is a one of a kind accessibility testing tool… which can be seamlessly integrated into your existing toolset…This ability to test early and often allows you to catch and fix accessibility issues before they happen, not after, and allows you to release accessible code from the beginning.” < in free public beta. Disclosure: made by Karl Groves, a friend of mine
Confused corner:Why you should worry about HTML5 mobile apps – “New research demonstrates that, unlike native apps, those written in HTML5 are susceptible to code injection attacks” because of “middleware” like WebView or PhoneGap “that is susceptible to malicious code injection”. Unlike those totally secure native apps.
Internet Xmas Party by Luke and Charlotte – for London-based freelancers, homeworkers & other just-pants-all-day folk